People from different fields with rich expertise having realized the inadequacy of their effort in transforming the society through their respective fields alone, formed into a collective group and decided to pursue programmes and activities which could reverse the trend. Gradually they consolidated and expand their activities and in the millennium year of 2000 decided to form” Centre for Planning and Development” to make it a legal body.
The Centre for Planning and Development (CPD) Patna is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization working with an important objective for the betterment of the relatively disadvantaged population group and is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with Government of Bihar. The Centre is also registered under section 12 (A) of Income Tax Department.
The broad objectives of CPD are to conduct social science research, provide consultancy on developmental issues, help planners and policy makers working in this area and provide charitable services to disadvantaged and poor of the country by taking up project implementation at grass root level either directly or through local NGOs.